May 16, 2019 brianradio2016 No comments exist

Can’t take it when you order an Uber and the driver shares his whole life story on the way to your destination? Starting Thursday, you can mute that TMI. BGR and TechCrunch report on “Quiet Mode,” a new feature offered through the ride-hailing service’s app that allows customers to select…

May 16, 2019 brianradio2016 No comments exist

As undergraduates emerge from schools with software development or business skills, companies exploring blockchain use are seeking job candidates with four specific skill sets, according to a new report from consultancy KPMG.

Those skills are needed more with each passing month; KPMG expects an increase in the number of companies exploring blockchain this year for everything from identifying new business models to piloting projects and ultimately, progressing to scalable solutions.

KPMG said, not surprisingly, that it’s seeking graduates with a solid grasp of blockchain at a high level – those who understand distributed ledgers, peer-to-peer topologies and consensus mechanisms; all are key for a technologist hoping to land a high-paying blockchain developer job.

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May 16, 2019 brianradio2016 No comments exist

I don’t understand the reasoning behind Microsoft’s rating of important for the RDS vulnerability. This vulnerability (CVE-2019-0863) should be a considered a zero-day security issue as it has been publicly disclosed and reported as exploited in the wild.

Even worse, the RDS security issue is a pre-authentication vulnerability, meaning as user does not have to be logged in to be vulnerable. Although creating a “wormable” attack is complex and requires significant skills, there are millions of RDP end-points published on the internet – expect a serious attack in the next few days.

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May 16, 2019 brianradio2016 No comments exist

President Trump declared a national emergency Wednesday in a move seen as an attempt to crack down on a single company. In an executive order, the president declared a national economic emergency, allowing the government to ban US companies from using telecommunications equipment from “foreign adversaries” that pose an “unacceptable”…